Can I upgrade my laptop to make it better for gaming?

By fredchu
Oct 20, 2011
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  1. I just recently got into pc gaming. Unfortunately I don't have the money to get a new laptop or any system. Fortunately I already had a Dell Studio XPS 1340, which from what I heard isn't bad for gaming. Is there anything i can do for the laptop to have it run games smoother? (I've been playing Batman Arkham Asylum (kind of laggy), street fighter IV (works fine), and I'm getting Assassin's Creed).

    Here's what I have

    Dell Studio XPS 1340
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700@2.53GHz
    RAM: 4GB
    64-bit Operating System
    NVIDIA GeForce 9500M (GF 9400MG + GF 9200MGS)
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Looks like you are pretty well maxed out with the laptop. It's not that bad. Gaming laptops cost big bucks, $1200 or higher. How big is your hard drive?
  3. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Posts: 429

    I second Tmagic; also, remember that, due to the way laptops are manufactured, it's usually impossible to upgrade a laptop beyond replacing the hard drive, memory, optical drive (if it's removable), or the wireless card (if that's removable).

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